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Naruto 564 – The Snake Pulled A Quick One

Surprisingly, there wasn’t a whole lot to take away from this first clash between Naruto, B, and the new “Jinchuuriki” Six Paths of Pain, other than the fact that “Tobi” — whom I’m going to refer to as from now on — wasn’t aware that Kabuto spilled the beans on the fact he isn’t really Madara. I gave Tobi the benefit of the doubt five chapters ago, but it turns out it was Kabuto whom I didn’t give enough credit. Outside of that revelation, this chapter is somewhat disappointing given the break last week, plus the Five Kages vs. Madara battle that’s just started to pick up. The resurrected Jinchuuriki didn’t really provide anything different than all the other Bloodline Limit ninjas we’ve seen already or anything remotely close to the complementary abilities seen in the original Six Paths of Pain. However, more so than the action, I wanted to see them divulge more about Tobi and instead, was simply “teased” about his true identity.

If there’s one detail that’s somewhat “concerning”, it would be how Tobi has all the Jinchuuriki chakra gathered in one place. He hasn’t harnessed the power of the beasts within Naruto and B per se, but all the pieces he needs for his Moon’s Eye plan is literally within his grasp. It’ll be interesting to see if that’s the direction the next chapter takes, seeing as Naruto’s acceptance of the Nine-Tails raised a bit of a flag there about how their bond would be tested. The Nine-Tails has already explicated stated that he’d much rather be imprisoned in Naruto than be controlled by Madara, so this comes off as another step where the two of them nudge ever-so-closer to the kind of relationship that B and the Eight-Tails have. I don’t think the Nine-Tails will ever joke around with Naruto like those two do, but it would be progress nonetheless if he’s not constantly trying to escape and allows Naruto to use his demonic chakra more freely. Whatever the case, some mask-ripping is definitely in order next time. I don’t know what Tobi’s mask is made of, but I had money on Naruto’s head being harder last time.

November 24, 2011 at 4:55 am
  • November 24, 2011 at 5:05 amdaramadoc

    never thought i’d see the day where naruto’s headbutts would fail…

  • November 24, 2011 at 5:24 amryuuzaki

    those jinchurikis are not even a match against akatsuki members that was dismantled by the heroes, naruto with hax powerups + B should be able to own this guys. that is if tobi will let it happen.

    • November 24, 2011 at 9:49 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

      Well, this time will be quite a bit different.

      1.) They’re being controlled by “Tobi”/Kabuto with the Edo Tensei, thus unlike their living selves, they CAN’T die or be destroyed (they’ll simply regenerate) and I doubt Naruto nor Bee know anything about sealing themselves, thus unless something can be done, it’ll become a battle of attrition that they can’t win, even with their big chakra reserves.

      2.) They each have a Sharingan and Rinnegan. So chances are that this will enable them to take advantage of both of their strengths; the Sharingan with perceiving things in slow-motion, thus allowing them to defend/dodge attacks easier. Couple that with the Rinnegan’s connected field of vision between them all and that will make them much tougher to hit, even with great speed. Then you got the possibility of each of them still being able to use one of the Rinnegan’s abilities ala Nagato’s Paths.

      3.) They each seem to have their respective Biju’s chakra implanted in them (from what we see of their tails beginning to form at the end of the chapter + Roshi using the Lava/Magma style) as well as the abilities they had when they were still alive.

      So they’re basically FAR, FAR stronger than they ever were when they were alive and make Nagato’s Paths look like crap in comparison, but we’ll have to wait and see.

      I do agree that some sort of hax crap will be done like usual though…

  • November 24, 2011 at 5:33 amKarmafan

    Where is Sasuke while all this is going on?

    • November 24, 2011 at 5:36 amfrubam

      He’s under the mask (>.>)…

    • November 24, 2011 at 8:02 am0927123

      He’s on a corner, levelling up his emo powers. But yeah, he could be the one under the mask, lol.

      • November 25, 2011 at 4:31 amT.K.

        Heh, wouldn’t be surprised of it actually happened. XD

  • November 24, 2011 at 5:34 ambeepers

    Am curious to see what kind of sharingnan / rinnegan powers the jinchurikis actually have… I hope they can actually use some doujutsus… else why bother implanting those eyes in them? If so, then they would actually make very strong foes…

  • November 24, 2011 at 5:34 amRise~N Seraphim

    we got trolled by Tobi… yet again… but I agree with you, this week’s chapter was very disappointing considering the 1 week break (although you can’t exactly factor that in… can you?)

  • November 24, 2011 at 6:13 amBass.EXE

    After what Tobi was saying this week, I’m no longer entirely sure that he has to be someone previously mentioned in the series. He could be just some random guy out to take over the world. “I’m no one. I don’t want to be anyone.” Perhaps I’m reading too much into this quote, but that’s what started changing my mind.

    • November 24, 2011 at 11:27 amSleepingPanda

      My money’s on “Tobi” being the real Madara’s brother. The one whom he took the sharingan eyes from when he beat him to get his mangekyou sharingan. That’s my logical explanation considering that the real Madara actually knows him personally AND about his plot.

      • November 24, 2011 at 5:24 pmBass.EXE

        Yeah, tbh that’s who I was thinking Tobi was, too. But…I don’t know, just the way he was talking this chapter made it seem otherwise. I suppose it could still be Izuna and I wouldn’t be surprised. I still like the theory that they had this entire plan set up beforehand where Madara would die and get resurrected.

  • November 24, 2011 at 6:28 amHojo Joe

    Such slow pacing. How do you guys follow manga like this–or worse, like Bleach–on a week-by-week basis? There’s typically too little exposition per chapter for me to bother with unless I’ve got a 10 or more to go through.

    I tried following it closely for a while, but the story is a LOT more powerful when you have the whole arc to read at once. Well, except for the Sasuke retrieval arc and Gaara rescue arc–which, oddly enough, is where I tried the hardest to keep with it. Burned me out so bad I gave up on the manga altogether (along with Bleach at the time). Thankfully Naruto got a lot, LOT better after that.

    Shame Bleach never did.

    • November 24, 2011 at 7:04 amYrzZ

      Bleach is getting moderately interesting again (if only it were for the shouting of ‘bankai’ at the end of last chapter :P). Thank god they didn’t do another training arc to get ichigo’s mojo back.

    • November 24, 2011 at 11:11 amYukie

      I actually got back into Naruto because I decided to reread it from the very beginning, and I have to agree that having the whole arcs to read at once was pretty awesome. You can actually see Kishimoto laying out the groundwork for many current arcs, and the whole Sasuke-emo phase just seems like a small part of Naruto’s development.

    • November 24, 2011 at 11:43 pmYanDaMan263

      Whats wrong with following mangas on a weekly basis? It takes a few seconds/minutes of your time per chapter, get the new info/reveals, and continue with your life.

      Thats how ongoing manga are meant to be read. If you read whole arcs at once all the attempted at cliffhangers will have no impact or effects they were intended, which ruins the fun experience of guessing as next week rolls by.

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  • November 24, 2011 at 7:30 amDeleteJX

    expected a bit more out of this tho.
    disappoint me when i saw naruto’s headbutt fail..
    WAs really hoping to see “Tobi’s” real identity, but as we know Naruto.. it doens’t come that easily.

  • November 24, 2011 at 7:56 amTobito

    Kyuubi Flag unlocked..

    and clearly, Tobi’s mask is made out of Chakra, or at the very least, Plot Armor

  • November 24, 2011 at 9:20 amSuppa Tenko

    Tobi’s mask is made out of e-carbon, the material that gives Strike Freedom its plot armor.

  • November 24, 2011 at 1:15 pmL002

    Interesting that the Tobi’s 6 paths all have one tail of their former beasts. Gaara fail to exhibit any of that, must be that one Rinnegan. It’s interesting that, although Tobi does not trust Kabuto, he willingly uses Kabuto’s Edo Tessei like that.

    Too all non-anime watchers, just in case you didn’t know. Naruto actually met the host for the 6 tail in the anime. In the manga, he doesn’t show, he will likely in the anime.

    • November 25, 2011 at 12:31 amJustinnnnnn

      By any chance, wouldn’t you remember which episode was it that Naruto met this six-tails host? That’d be interesting to watch…

      • November 25, 2011 at 6:51 pmL002

        It begins with Naruto Shippūden Episode #144, enjoy

  • November 24, 2011 at 1:19 pmAqueousCactus

    Don’t want to be that guy, but I think you mean “explicitly” when you say “The Nine-Tails has already explicated stated that…” And happy Thanksgiving to any who are celebrating.

  • November 24, 2011 at 2:26 pmCelsius

    I’m curious how the battle will end. I’m assuming Naruto’s battle with Sasuke ends the manga! So this battle will probably end with the Jinchuuriki bodies destroyed and Tobi getting away until Sasuke’s appearance.

    • November 25, 2011 at 6:20 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

      Though, we also will have undead and free-willed Itachi confronting Sasuke probably.

  • November 24, 2011 at 2:59 pmaero

    This makes me wonder. All of the Jinchuriki have their tails, meaning that the tailed-beasts were probably stored back into them for safe keeping. If that’s true, then where’s the Shukaku stored? Either way, I’d love to see an all-out brawl between the tailed beasts in their true form.

  • November 24, 2011 at 5:57 pmambientdark

    tobi’s mask is weak compared to kakashi’s mask, just stating it for the record

  • November 24, 2011 at 6:17 pmLOL

    when edo bought them back 2 life they have the tail beast power right b4 they die

  • November 24, 2011 at 6:53 pmsaka

    Naruto feels a strange bond with Kyuubi…
    the Nine-tails social link has been forged!

  • November 24, 2011 at 10:24 pmDa5id

    You guys.

    Tobi is a shadow clone of Naruto. He’ll take off his mask, then deform from being a clone and Naruto will remember he set this whole thing up himself.

    • November 25, 2011 at 9:36 amSekai

      Naruto’s not smart enough to plan a war. Kakashi, on the other hand…”Oh shit! I completely forgot I left one of them running about!”. That I’d like to see.

  • November 25, 2011 at 5:09 pmEin

    NineTail is just tsundere for Naruto. I-It’s not like I want to be inside you or anything,I just hate that Madara guy,don’t misunderstand okay!!

  • November 25, 2011 at 11:52 pmPetit

    Is it too late to start the manga now?

    • November 28, 2011 at 2:21 amDeleteJX

      Not really..